Hamilton, OH asked in Construction Law for Ohio

Q: Can a contractor terminate a contract because of too many errors brought to the attention of the contractor by buyer?

Landscape drainage, too low window wells refused to change and drywalled lower level flooded

Kitchen cabinets incorrectly installed even though an approved plan noted otherwise.

Island wrong colored cabinets

Lastly siding choice was hard to get, he asked to substitute a darker shade buyer agree. Color went from gray rot green

Builder agree it was wrong but would not change to color selected in first place.

Want buyer to pay for change 50-50

Contractor notified buyer he was not changing

Contractor notified buyer by phone he was terminating contract

I would like to file for arbitration because I believe the contractor breached his duty.

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1 Lawyer Answer
Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap
  • Construction Law Lawyer
  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: If the contract had an arbitration clause, then provide notice to commence that. If it didn't, contractor doesn't have to agree to arbitration. But the contractor might not have complied with all the required consumer protection clauses in the contract, which might render it void and entitle you to a refund of all your payments. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to consult with a local construction law attorney.

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